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Department of Mathematics
University of Mississippi

Graduate Program

If you are looking for a program where faculty take time to work with students one on one, then The University of Mississippi Department of Mathematics is a good choice. The opportunity to work closely with faculty is a crucial factor in achieving success in graduate school. At UM you will be a member of a select group of students interacting with faculty who have the time and willingness to give you individual attention.

Our program enrolls on average 25 students (M.S. and Ph.D.); 19 professors comprise the graduate faculty. Ph.D. graduates from our department have consistently obtained jobs ranging from research universities to government and industry positions. In addition, the program has gained national recognition for its support of minority students.

Members of our department conduct vibrant research programs in the areas of Algebra, Number Theory, Analysis, Graph and Matroid Theory, Dynamical Systems, Symplectic Topology, Probability and Statistics.

Most of our graduate students are supported with teaching assistantships that provide a tuition waiver, a stipend and a health insurance plan. Stipends for the 2021/22 academic year are for 9-months and in the following amount: Master students: $14,000; Ph.D. students: $17,000 ($18,000 after successful completion of the comprehensive examinations).

Teaching assistantships may be supplemented by honors and minority fellowships. Summer support is also available through the Summer Graduate Research Assistantship Program.

For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr. Jeremy Clark at .


The application process is initiated through the University of Mississippi Graduate School’s online system. There, an applicant supplies the contact information for three academic references, who will be prompted through email to upload letters of recommendation. Official GRE (general), TOEFL (for international applicants only) scores, and transcripts should be sent to the Graduate School. We begin to offer assistantships in early February, so an early application is desirable.